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Cozy Home Close to Everything

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Last updated: 05/10/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7-31 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)


It is a clean, tidy, no pets, no smoking, single family home in a nice safe and quiet neighborhood close to most all conveniences and attractions you’ll use during your stay. By renting this Chinese decorated home, you won’t be paying “beachfront” rates yet will be only minutes from where you’d like to go in Venice and surrounding areas and saving a bundle of money that you can spend on enjoying yourselves more.

Located at 270 Dragon Road, Venice, FL. This home is roomy and can comfortably accommodate 4 overnight guests. It consists of exclusive use of a private 2 bedroom and 1 bath, a kitchen, dining area, living room and main front entry.

The second bedroom is set up as a lounge/office/TV room. If you have over-nite guests, they can use the convertible couch [sleeps one large person or 2 small ones] in addition to a portable roll-away bed that also can be used.

The home has a garage, but that is reserved for the owners who store their car and other personal items there. However, you will have the use of the washer and dryer in there.

The living room and dining room area is spacious and comfortable. Central air and heat is in every room to add to the comfort of the home.

This home is completely furnished with furniture that is clean, comfortable and of good quality. The rear master bedroom includes one queen size bed, dresser, and a large closets with adequate storage space.

The kitchen is functional and has most of the normal appliances you will find in the average home. The well supplied updated kitchen features a built in microwave, refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, range, oven and an assortment of pots/pans, cooking utensils and dishes. If you need a Panini grill, cappuccino machine or Keurig brewer, you’ll have to supply your own.

This home is located in a quiet residential neighborhood with easy, quick access to restaurants, shopping and entertainment. There are several other beaches to explore in the nearby communities of Sarasota and Englewood. Stores such as Publix, Wal-Mart and Target are located within a couple of miles. You'll also want to investigate the unique shops and eateries in historic downtown Venice. All of these places are within a 10 minute drive from the house.

You will love the convenience of this home’s location. Just a couple of miles from the charming and historic downtown area with its quaint and unique shops, old fashion ice cream parlor, coffee shops, restaurants, parks and even live theater. There, you can safely walk along quiet roads to explore coffee shops, boutiques and treat yourselves to an ice cream. Not too much farther are the white sands of Venice Beach.

Drive only 25 minutes north to Sarasota for a more city feel and abundance of cultural activities, sites, restaurants, and more outer beaches. Some of the Sarasota attractions are the Ringling Estate [of the Ringling Brothers Circus] and world class art museum, Jungle Gardens, Van Wezel performing arts center, Mote Marine, Shelby Gardens, St. Armand’s Circle, Lido Beach, and dog racing just to name a few. Or, you are only approx. an hour away from Ft. Myers or Tampa.

While staying in Venice, days might include: fishing off the beach surf-line, one of the piers or off the inland waterway rock jetties exit to the Gulf, hunting for sharks’ teeth at Casperson Beach, hailed as the shark tooth capital of the world (one of only two beaches in the world where fossilized sharks teeth abound and you can just scoop them up), and even spotting manatees or where turtles nest. Water-sports are available nearby and rental outfitters are plentiful.

Sip a drink with other sunset watchers at Venice Beach, the Venice Pier or Venice Jetties and watch the Dolphins just off-shore playing and rolling in the surf.

Enjoy days or weeks of boating, sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving or any number of water oriented sports. The balmy gulf waters leave you with no excuse but to hit the surf. And, hey, if you just want to veg out, quaff a sangria or margarita and ogle the eye-candy, that’s the place to go.

You’ll not want to miss the local Drum Circle held on the beach at nearby Nokomis Beach [see map] every Wednesday and Saturday evenings starting around 2 hours before sunset. There are a variety of people who gyrate to the native rhythms doing belly-dancing, hula hooping, Taiji Dancing, juggling, shapely Wahines along with some people who just want to let it all hang out in an evening of carefree abandon dancing like no one is watching. :--))

If you want to see what the Drum Circle is, go to YouTube and search for “Nokomis Drum Circle” and it will give you an idea of what goes on there.
Be sure to bring your beach chair, cooler, favorite libation and stay for an evening of entertainment. If you have something to bang on or shake [drum, tambourine, maracas, spoons, 5 gallon paint can, or whatever…bring that too and join us there….all you need do is just keep the beat.

There’s enough golf courses in the area to satisfy most golfer’s needs.
For you day trippers, hikers, and nature enthusiasts, there are numerous state parks and nature preserves within a 25 mile radius where you can go hiking, birding, sightseeing, treetop canopy walking, or just sit around in one of the parks/preserves enjoying your nature surroundings while waiting to see what flies, slithers or comes charging at you out of the wilderness.

For those of you who like an endurance challenge [walk, skip, hop, crawl, rollerblade, bike, Segway or however you propel yourself], you’ll want to start your “tour de force” on the local Venetian Waterway Park Trail starting at Shamrock Park, in south Venice, and connecting to the “Rails to Trails” Legacy Trail [Google these for more details] at the historic Venice Train Depot and extending all the way up to Potter Park in Sarasota.

The Legacy Trail between Sarasota to Venice covers 12 miles and runs along a former CSX Railroad corridor. The trail passes by lovely waterways and includes rest areas with benches and restrooms. A new bypass over US 41 allows for a direct connection with The Venetian Waterway Park Trail at the historic Venice Train Depot.

The Venetian Waterway Park Trail follows along both sides of the Intracoastal Waterway, from the ocean north and somewhat east, past the Venice Airport to north of Venice Avenue. It is flat and often windy, passing through a mix of urban corridor and open green space. Colorful murals, covered rest and picnic areas and interpretive signs dot the way. You will also find playgrounds, fitness stops and parks.

We love our place and all Venice has to offer, and hope you will too [and so will your wallet.]

270 Dragon Road, Venice, FL 34293
GPS coordinates: Long. 27°-04’-05.40”, Lat. 82°-25’-26.60”
Just south of Sarasota [approx. 15 miles], it is centrally located between Tampa and Ft. Myers, each of which is within about an hours drive. Add another hour and you are in Orlando with all its attractions.
• Activities in the area

o Wind-Surfing
o Sailing
o Water Skiing
o Golf
o Tennis
o Kayaking
o Snorkeling/Diving
o Fishing
o Cycling
o Parasailing
o Jet Skiing
o Basketball Court
o Theme Parks
o Restaurants
o Boating
o Live Theater
o Cinemas
o Shelling
o Sight Seeing
o Swimming
o Shopping
o Wildlife Viewing
o Miniature Golf

Home includes the following:
•Free Wi-fi and TV : You can stay connected, as a Comcast high-speed wireless internet provides access throughout the house.
•Use of Laser Printer and copy machine
•Widescreen TV & Blue-ray DVD player.
•Free Netflix streaming movies.
•Washer – Dryer
•Smoking and pets are not allowed in the house.
•Landlord pays for: Internet connection and first $150 of electric bill. Tenant is responsible for any overages of electric or cost of any Internet or Cable TV “On Demand Movies, Pay per View, or any other Programs for which a fee is charged”.

•Security Deposit: $400 payable when booking reservation is made.
•Local Government Lodging taxes of 12% apply to any lease less than 6 Months. The monthly prices quoted do not include any local government taxes. A 12% local government occupancy tax will be required in cash, check or money order payable to the host at the time of your check-in unless VRBO collects this tax at time of booking from tenant.

Tenant will be required to sign a rental agreement at time of check-in.

When the house is rented, the owners sometimes occupy a separate section of the home that is partitioned off and has a separate entrance from the main house. They go on frequent trips and are away for most of the time otherwise.


Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, mandarin
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/10/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Internet only....moreless

  • Television:

    No cable TV but the is Netflix streaming videos....moreless

  • Video Library


  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    And washer...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:


  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    And dryer...moreless

  • Free Wifi


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Small private deck area in front of house....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden


from 2 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
October 2017
Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2017
31 night min stay

December 2017
Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2017
7 night min stay

$700 $2,500
January 2018
Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2018
31 night min stay

February 2018
Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2018
28 night min stay

March 2018
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2018
31 night min stay

December 2018
Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2018
7 night min stay

$700 $2,500
January 2019
Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2019
31 night min stay

February 2019
Feb 1 - Feb 28, 2019
28 night min stay

March 2019
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2019
31 night min stay

December 2019
Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2019
7 night min stay

$700 $2,500
December 2020
Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2020
7 night min stay

$700 $2,600
My Standard Rate
28 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $75 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Tax Rate 12%


Smoking and pets are not allowed in the house.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/10/2017
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Calendar last updated: 05/10/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 18, 2017

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